ESEA/ESSA - Title I, II, IV
Title I, Part A
Title I is a federally funded program, part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965. ESEA was reauthorized by the Every Student Succeeds Act (EESA). Title I provides supplemental funding for resources to help schools, with high concentrations of students from low-income families, provide a high-quality education that will enable all children to meet the state’s student performance standards. Title I, Part A supports schools in implementing either a school wide program or a targeted assistance program. These programs must use effective methods and instructional strategies that are grounded in scientifically based research. The program is designed to accomplish four primary goals
Provide supplementary education to students eligible for services;
Provide additional funding to schools and districts serving high concentrations of children from low-income families;
Focus educators on the needs of special student populations; and
Improve the academic achievement of eligible students, reduce performance gaps between advantaged and disadvantaged students, and assist eligible students in meeting high academic standards.
Title II, Part A—Teacher and Principal Training and Recruiting Fund
The purpose and intent of this program is to provide financial assistance to the LEAs to do the following:
Increase student academic achievement through improving teacher and principal quality and increasing the number of highly qualified teachers in the classrooms and highly qualified principals and assistant principals in schools
Hold LEAs and schools accountable for improving student achievement
Title IV, Part A—Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program
Areas of focus for this grant area are as follows: well-rounded education, student health and safety, and support effective use of technology.